Add to favorite
 
russian visa
    Magnitogorsk

Magnitogorsk is a city in the Chelyabinsk Region of Russia, one of the largest world centers of ferrous metallurgy. The population of the city makes 410.4 thousand people.

The city is located in the eastern slope of Southern Ural Mountains, on River Ural, 260 km to the southwest of Chelyabinsk. Magnitogorsk city takes the area of 393 sq. km.

History of Magnitogorsk

Deposits of iron ores of Magnetic Mountain were discovered in the 1740s, and ore extraction was conducted incidentally from then onwards. About 10 thousand dwellers lived in Magnitnaya Village of Orenburg Province in 1897.

In 1929 first builders arrived at Magnetic Mountain and started constructing Magnitogorsk metallurgical industrial complex.

By 1941 the metallurgical industrial complex became the largest one in Europe.

During the Great Patriotic War 1941-45 Magnitogorsk provided metal to the machine-building factories of Southern Urals, especially Chelyabinsk Tractor Factory that produced tanks.

Presently the Magnitogorsk deposit has been mostly depleted, and Magnitnaya Mountain is no more there.



Tags: Magnitogorsk     


Region:


City:






Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



Magnitogorsk
  (Chelyabinsk Region)

Cities of the region

    Chelyabinsk
    Zlatoust
    Miass
    Kopeysk
    Ozyorsk
    Troitsk
    Snezhinsk
    Kyshtym
    Chebarkul
    Korkino
    Satka
    Yuzhnouralsk
    Tryokhgorny
    Asha


TAGS:
Exhibitions in Moscow  Alla Pugacheva  St. Petersburg  Violeta Ruiz  tours in Ostankino TV tower  Russia Travel Tips  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  cultural cooperation  Diane Arbus  European Parliament  Kabardino-Balkaria  Moscow  Cars  children  Russian economy  Stavropol Territory  Russian painters  Russian Museum  Rostov-on-Don  Russian education  Alexander Kharitonov  Russian science  investment  Russian tourism  poll  Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk  Fashion  Pavel Sukhoy  Air Festival  traffic in Moscow  Russian business  Russian Cinema  Chelyabinsk Regional Museum of Local History  Alexander Lebedev  Photobiennale  Zarya  Jose Mourinho  anniversary  Myriapods  Russian artists  Irina Shayk  Russian cities  Russian ballet  Great Patriotic War  Russian scientists  terrorism  recruitement in Russia  Lialia Kuznetsova  Kronstadt Tour  Komi Republic 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites